The Delhi government on Januray 19 made it mandatory for all government as well as unaided recognised schools to run upper primary classes for at least 220 working days in an academic year.The Directorate of Education in a communication to schools also notified schedule for summer, winter and autumn breaks, asking them to ensure strict compliance with the same.
“Section 19 of the RTE Act-2009 envisages that every recognised school has to observe a minimum of 220 working days for upper primary classes in an academic year.“All the heads of the schools are directed to adhere to the provision laid down regarding working days,” it said.“It is pertinent to mention that at least 220 working days have to be completed in an academic year (April to March). Although the notified lists of gazetted and restricted holidays are for the calendar year (January to December),” it added.
The DoE also said the heads of the government-aided and unaided recognised schools will be required to take approval of holidays from their respective managements.“It is the responsibility of the school management to ensure that the schools under their jurisdiction observe a minimum of 220 working days in each academic year and inform the authorities concerned,” it added.
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